In the build-up to The Defenders' release, Netflix has treated fans to numerous Defenders trailers and a handful of Defenders clips (including one particularly tantalizing scene, which teases Misty Knight and Colleen Wing meeting up to become The Daughters Of Dragon). Then there is infighting within the group as egos clash.
One of the more frustrating surprises in Daredevil Season 2 has been the discovery of a massive hole in the middle of NY.
The advertising for this was admittedly bad. Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb told Collider this year that "The Defenders" Season 2 has not been confirmed as of yet but considering the series' massive success (it is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), a season renewal is probably on the way. All of the streaming service's Marvel shows have led to this, and we'll see the heroes and their supporting characters eventually team up to battle against Sigourney Weaver's new villain Alexandra.
Of the four, three are fantastic to see in action.
"I built (Jones) from the ground up, based on her back story, on what she's been through in her life and how she views the world - with a little sense of humor on top of it to lighten things up", said Ritter.
"I can see you've formed a bond here", she continues about the Defenders team that also features Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter).
What about your character and her journey resonated with you? The character is entirely original for this series too, with no basis from the comic books. And she's just the right kind of evil. For his part, Luke Cage hits the nail on the head when he sighs, during Iron Fist's self-exposition, "I don't know how much more of this I can take". All the characters make an appearance in the first episode, including pretty much all of the side characters as well.
The character comes across as whiney and spoilt, and definitely a child in an adult's fight. Jessica Jones, the supercream of the supercrop, is underused over the first four episodes; Iron Fist, the super-runt of the superlitter, is gratefully muted and spared. Instead, it's shown with her defensive attitude and her constant drinking problem. Are we going to learn about Alexandra's background?
Also on Alexandra's trail is Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, who realizes that she is connected to some of his father's company's previous shady financial dealings.
Once past the first two episodes, the series is thoroughly enjoyable. But they're just starting to figure all that out in The Defenders. They're simply average, which is a stark contrast to the later episodes. Not a great way to start your destiny.
Netflix's most anticipated series of the year (am I being biased?) has finally arrived. "You'll get used to watching them fall". Sigourney Weaver is wearing some seriously fabulous costumes, which helps to reiterate the resources and funds that the she apparently has.
The stars have all reprised their roles from their individual Marvel/ Netflix series. It's the biggest difference between its big brother The Avengers, and is the better for it honestly.
What did you guys think of The Defenders?